Fishing

Fishing is a Skill that can be trained by catching fish (duh).

  • Passive Effect: Your fishing speed is increased by +0.4% per level, up to +40% at level 100.

To view this section ingame, use /fish.


Fish Depletion

After fishing in the same area for too long, you'll deplete the fish stock, causing you to catch ever-increasing amounts of junk. Eventually, all you'll be able to catch is junk. Occasionally, you will also fish up hostile mobs and primed TNT. To prevent this from happening, you should change fishing spots every once in a while.


Icon Name Description
Fishing Net Increases fishing speed by 30% and catches multiple items at once. Also allows catching of shellfish and crustaceans.

Fly Fishing Rod Requires Level 10 Fishing.
When fishing in Rivers, guarantees that only Trout, Salmon, and Pike are caught.

Heavy Fishing Rod Requires Level 25 Fishing.
Reduces fishing speed by 25% while increasing the chances of catching larger fish & decreasing the chance of catching small fish.


Icon Item EXP Rarity Description
Enchanted Book 400 Common -
Enchanted Fishing Rod 400 Common -
Enchanted Bow 400 Common -
Saddle 400 Common -
Name Tag 400 Common -
Nautilus Shell 400 Common -
Treasure Chest 500 Uncommon Contains loot chest loot from either a shipwreck, buried treasure, or underwater ruins.
Ocean's Bounty 2,000 Extremely Rare Contains a single Legendary Item related to fishing, either Neptune's Reel, Charm of the Tides/Waves/Deep, a piece of Dredger's equipment, or a piece of Fisherman's equipment.


Icon Fish Lvl EXP Size Catch Method
Minnow - 64 Small • Freshwater Net Fishing
Shrimps - 64 Small • Freshwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Net Fishing
Anchovy - 64 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Crayfish - 64 Small • Freshwater Net Fishing
Bluegill - 136 Small • Freshwater Net Fishing
• Freshwater Rod Fishing
Sardine - 136 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Herring - 160 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Mackerel - 160 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Flying Fish - 136 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Clam - 64 Small • Freshwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Net Fishing
Oyster 5 160 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
Scallop 15 120 Small • Saltwater Net Fishing
Angelfish - 64 Small • Tropical Net Fishing
• Tropical Rod Fishing
Butterfly Fish - 64 Small • Tropical Net Fishing
• Tropical Rod Fishing
Tropical Fish - 160 Medium • Tropical Net Fishing
• Tropical Rod Fishing
Cod - 160 Medium • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Bass - 160 Medium • Freshwater Rod Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Largemouth Bass 5 176 Medium • Freshwater Rod Fishing
Trout - 160 Medium • River Rod Fishing
• Cold Freshwater Rod Fishing
Salmon - 160 Medium • River Rod Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Rainbow Trout 20 184 Medium • Cold Freshwater Rod Fishing
Pike 10 184 Medium • River Rod Fishing
• Cold Freshwater Rod Fishing
Carp - 160 Medium • Freshwater Rod Fishing
Catfish - 160 Medium • Freshwater Rod Fishing
• Saltwater Rod Fishing
Grouper - 168 Medium • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Snapper - 168 Medium • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Mud Crab - 160 Medium • Freshwater Net Fishing
• Saltwater Net Fishing
Blue Crab - 160 Medium • Saltwater Net Fishing
King Crab 35 220 Medium • Cold Saltwater Rod Fishing
Lobster 30 208 Medium • Saltwater Net Fishing
Piranha - 160 Medium • Jungle Net Fishing
• Jungle Rod Fishing
Pufferfish - 160 Medium • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Firey Minnow - 96 Small • Nether Lava Net Fishing
• Nether Lava Rod Fishing
Lava Bream - 160 Small • Nether Lava Net Fishing
• Nether Lava Rod Fishing
Flame Bass - 184 Medium • Nether Lava Rod Fishing
Lava Eel 45 240 Medium • Nether Lava Rod Fishing
Obsidian Clam - 96 Small • Nether Lava Net Fishing
Basalt Crab - 160 Medium • Nether Lava Net Fishing
Rock Lobster - 160 Medium • Nether Lava Net Fishing
Ender Minnow - 136 Small • End Net Fishing
• End Rod Fishing
Ender Fish - 240 Medium • End Net Fishing
• End Rod Fishing
Ender Shark 75 304 Medium • End Rod Fishing
Tuna 25 200 Large • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Swordfish 40 232 Large • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Sturgeon 50 248 Large • Cold Saltwater Rod Fishing
Shark 60 264 Large • Saltwater Rod Fishing
Monkfish 71 288 Medium • Deep Ocean Net Fishing
Hatchetfish 78 312 Medium • Underground Rod Fishing
Manta Ray - 0 Large • (Currently Unobtainable)
Anglerfish 87 328 Medium • Underground Rod Fishing
• Underground Net Fishing
Cave Moray 93 344 Medium • Underground Rod Fishing
• Underground Net Fishing


These fish are extremely rare, and require very specific conditions in order to catch. Catching three different types will award the [Grand Angler] … Title, while catching all twelve will award the … [the Fishing Legend] Title along with a soulbound Sunforged Reel Ornament Kit.

Icon Fish Flavor Text Catch Method
Coelacanth As old as time itself, this deep-sea dweller rarely surfaces - only doing so under the cover of complete darkness, when no moon is seen in the sky.

Deep ocean rod fishing, at midnight during a new moon (ingame time 10PM - 2AM). Very rare catch.
Red Herring This crimson species of baitfish is moderately deceiving: despite being dimunitive in size, they pack quite a strong bite. While a rare sight in the wild, they have been known to migrate inland from the ocean to feed as the sky darkens.

River heavy rod fishing at sunset (ingame time 6PM - 11PM). Very rare catch.
Azure Marlin The cerulean prize catch of any fisherman, this beautiful fish glides like an arrow (trident?) through the deepest reaches of the ocean. Recent scholars have linked its very few appearances to the presence of its lesser cousin, the humble Swordfish.

Deep ocean rod fishing. Catch two Swordfish in a row for an uncommon chance to catch.
Crystal Sturgeon Clear as glass, this magical fish can hardly be seen against the crystal-clear rivers it calls home. The few who have claimed to have caught a glimpse of this elusive sturgeon have only done so at the crack of a windless, clear dawn - during which the sunlight's reflection reveals its crystalline shape.

River net fishing, at sunrise with clear weather (ingame time 5AM - 7AM). Rare catch.
Ninja Tuna As the sun sets, these agile hunters of the deep seas silently surface to feed. While their exact diet is unknown, old fisherman's tales tell of schools of sleek jet-black tuna chasing schools of herring and mackerel in the dark waters.

Deep ocean rod fishing at sunset (ingame time 6PM - 11PM). Catch 3 Herring or Mackerel in a row for an uncommon chance to catch.
Moonlight Clam Pearlescently white, this deep cave clam has likely, despite its name, never once seen the light of the full moon. Peculiarly though, this doesn't stop it from being able to detect moonlight - only daring to burrow up from the cavern floors when there's clear, visual confirmation of a moonless night.

Underground net fishing (below Y=0) at night during a new moon with clear weather. Very rare catch.
Rainbow Spinner As brightly colored as the biome in which it lives, this flamoyant species of trout was once abundant. Due to unknown reasons, however, its population has rapidly declined in the past few centuries, leaving only small populations left in the most colorful of forests. Legends say they chase the rainbows that appear after rain showers, determined to bring back their missing bretheren.

Flower forest rod fishing, in the daytime within 5 minutes of a rainstorm stopping. Rare catch.
Ghost Minnow Once though to either be immortal, or already dead, legend says that this tiny cave-dwelling fish can live for millenia, biding its times in the deepest of caverns, waiting for the day that it sees the light of the full moon.

Underground net fishing (below Y=0) at night during a full moon. The fishing spot must be exposed to the sky. Very rare catch.
Raindancer A large, deep blue trout that can often be seen leaping out of the water during a rainstorm. Scholars believe they mistake the sounds of the raindrops for insects - a hypothesis supported by the fact that they retreat beneath the water's surface not too long after the rain starts.

River fly fishing, within 5 minutes of a rainstorm starting. Catch 3 Trout in a row for an uncommon chance to catch.
Electric Eel This peculiar saltware eel is capable of unleashing massive jolts of of electricity when startled, and often congregate around the impact sites of lightning strikes. To the dismay of many an angler alike, it is not known to attack lures or baits.

Ocean net fishing within 10 blocks of an area where lightning has struck in the past 5 minutes. Uncommon catch.
Starstream Unstable energies coarse through the glowing markings on this fish's body. There is no logical explanation for how this fish came into existence - an inexplicable amalgamation of pure chaos from an otherworldly dimension.

Rod fishing, in Ender Dragon (Normal/Hard)'s phase 3, subphase 3 or 4. Cannot be in Practice Mode. Very rare catch.
Megalodon Once though to be a myth, a bygone of past eras that had long since been relegated to the history books. Perhaps it has returned to take revenge on its modern counterparts that have usurped its throne in the deepest oceans, snatching them away silently in the dead of night.

Deep ocean rod fishing at night. Catch 3 sharks within 3 minutes of each other for a rare chance to catch.